Article 1: Don’t Ask Michael Goldfarb

Okay, this is just stupid.  If you’re a political blogger, I think it’s a given that you should be very careful when making a simple argument about the constitution.  Granted there’s a lot of stuff in there that requires interpretation.  But, say, if you want to go and spout off that the Vice President isn’t discussed in a certain section of the constitution, you should probably take the extra minute to double check that, right?

I mean, in the realm of political blogging, you would want to do this because you would know that there are a lot of other political bloggers out there that have the constitution book marked, or have their own pocket constitutions.

Not Michael Goldfarb.

Goldfarb goes on the attack against Joe Biden over Biden mentioning that the Vice President’s duties are discussed in Article 1 of the constitution:

Article 1 of the Constitution does not, in fact, define the role of the Vice President of the United States. It defines the role of the legislative branch, otherwise known as the branch in which Joe Biden has served for the last 36 years.

Oh snap!  I guess Goldfarb showed Biden, huh?  Wait…  Wait a minute.  Oliver Willis actually manages to dig up something (yeah, I could have looked it up, but if someone already did the work, why bother?).  In section 3 of Article 1of the Constitution of the United States of America, the Vice President is “the President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.”

Thanks for playing, Goldfarb.

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